Cobb Galleria Centre celebrated the grand re-opening of The Gallery with a Southern Roots themed party, showcasing the unique 5,500-square-foot event space, as well as new menus crafted by Culinary Director/Executive Chef Nicholas Walker. Located within the Galleria Specialty Shops – steps away from Cobb Galleria Centre’s exhibition hall, ballroom and meeting space – The Gallery accommodates up to 450 guests for a reception or 270 people for a seated banquet in an elegant and intimate setting with its own exterior entrance and direct access to parking. It is well-suited for wedding receptions or as a hospitality suite, site for corporate occasions, holiday parties, bar/bat mitzvahs, quinceaneras and more. The floor-to-ceiling renovation includes new tile floors and lighting, fresh paint and refurbished doors.
NBAF’s 30th anniversary party at Flourish raised more than $550,000 for its arts education programs. With the theme “What Becomes a Legend!,” the benefit honored Ingrid Saunders Jones with the Legends Award and artist Radcliffe Bailey with the Luminary Award. The dazzling evening, with gold décor and a garden wall, was chaired by Helen Smith Price. Honorary co-chairs were Roz and John Brewer.
The 2018 Driskell Prize Dinner at the High Museum of Art honored Amy Sherald for her contributions to the field of African-American art. The Georgia native painted the official portrait of former first lady Michelle Obama for the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery. Proceeds from the dinner support the museum’s David C. Driskell African American Art Acquisition Funds.
The 30th anniversary celebration of Atlanta’s Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry raised enough to help feed children in need more than eight million healthy meals. More than 1,400 guests gathered at Cobb Galleria Centre on Thursday, May 3, for a special evening featuring gourmet samplings from more than 50 of Atlanta’s most celebrated chefs, as well as live, silent and beverage auctions, wine tastings and a variety of live entertainment.
– Photography by Cerone Bussey, Dylan York at ChuckFoto and Kaptured by Keisha